N.D.  Wilson
From the dust jacket of The Chestnut King

N.D. Wilson

N.D. Wilson lives and writes in the top of a tall, skinny house only one block from where he was born. But his best-selling novels have traveled far and wide, disguising themselves in many strange languages in dozens of distant and mysterious lands. He is the author of nine novels, including the Ashtown Burials series and the 100 Cupboards trilogy. He and his wife have five young storytellers of their own, along with an unreasonable number of pets.

From the book jacket of Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle